Accreditation Marketing for Your Camp's Website

Looking for help explaininig to your camp parents why ACA accreditation is important? Feel free to use all or any parts of the message asbelow along with your ACA-Accredited logo on your camp's website to detail to parents why you chose to be accredited and why it's so important for their child.



ACA has many resources available to help in the operation of your camp, including ready-to-use forms and sample policies and procedures. ACA forms are reviewed by medical professionals and legal counsel, and are updated regularly to be sure they meet current regulations. Note: All ACA forms are copyrighted. It is illegal to photocopy them without permission.

Forms are free to ACA members and require member login to view and download. Photocopying is allowed for member use only.

Preprinted forms may be purchased in quantity from the ACA Bookstore. Available to both members and nonmembers. 

Forms Include

  • Camper Health History Form 1
  • Camper Healthcare Recommendations by Licensed Medical Personnel Form 2
  • Camp Health Record Card
  • Camp Health Record Form
  • Accident/Incident Report Form
  • Checklist of Possible Indicators of Abuse
  • Camp Staff Application
  • Voluntary Disclosure Statement (revised version available by January 15)
  • Medical Recommendation for Camp Employees
  • Health History Form for Camp Employee
  • Request for Additional Information about Your Child’s Asthma
  • Health History Form for Short-term Campers (three nights or less)
  • Health and Emergency Information for Adult Campers (this form is not appropriate for cognitively delayed adults)
  • Exemption from Immunization Requirements

Other Resources

Native American Night Sky Storytelling

SkyTellersExplore the mysteries of our Universe with Sky Tellers! Ten Native American myths and legends investigate the reason for day and Night, why we have seasons, the origin of the stars and other wondrous phenomena of our night sky. Each narrative is accompanied by the story that scientists tell today.

SkyTellers is a collaborative project between the Lunar and Planetary Institute and Ms. Lynn Moroney, and was funded by the National Science Foundation. The stories are told by Native American Master Storytellers and a Native American Astronaut. 

You will need to login to download the audio files. Listen to one of the stories

The Crisis Communications Handbook Templates and Sample Forms and Letters

Take control of a crisis at your camp with a proven communications system.

Take Control: Be prepared for nearly any camp crisis with a strong, comprehensive communications system that keeps everyone—parents, staff, campers, the public, and the media—well informed and calm.

Use this Web site in conjunction with the book to support your communication efforts before, during, and after a crisis.

ACA Members

You and your team can access ACA's educational opportunities, research, publications, crisis management support, group purchasing program, grant opportunities, and more. Explore it all!

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ACA Communications Toolkit

Designed to guide camp professionals at all levels in media relations activities, both proactive public relations and crisis communications.

  • Media Relations 101
  • Crisis Communications
  • Generating Stories
  • Key Messages by Topic
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Download Crisis Communication Toolkit (8 pages)

Download Full Communications Toolkit (login required - 27 pages)

ACA Briefing Papers

ACA wants to help busy camp professionals remain current on the research around "hot topics" that may affect our programs and practices or may be helpful with grant applications or key messages around the importance of the camp experience. "Briefing Papers" and "CARE Packages" are resource sites that continue to be developed and updated. We welcome additional contributions! If interested, please contact Deb Bialeschki at

The "Briefing Papers" are short summaries of the current research on a particular topic. They provide key findings from camprelated research as well as research from other related fields such as sociology, psychology, social work, health sciences, and recreation. A bibliography is included for each topic for further followup.

Here is a list of the briefing papers that you can access as a member. The first one is available to you for free. To view all the briefing papers, log in.

  • Adjustment to Separation and Camp
  • Campers with Serious Illness
  • Challenging Activities and Camps
  • Child-Adult Relationships New
  • Decision-Making and Camps
  • Emotional Intelligence (Canadian study) New 
  • Emotional Safety and Camps
  • Family Camp Experiences
  • Injury and Illness in Camps
  • Learning and Camp
  • Noncognitive Learning
  • Peer Relationships and Camps
  • Physical Activity and Camps
  • Self-Determination Theory
  • Siblings of Children with Serious Illness New
  • Staff Practices of High Quality Youth Programs
  • Teamwork and Camps
  • Workforce Skill Development in Camp 

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